United States men's national field hockey team

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United States
United States
AssociationUnited States Field Hockey Association (USFHA)
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
CoachRutger Wiese
Assistant coach(es)Brian Schledorn
ManagerChris Pothier
CaptainAjai Dhadwal
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 25 Increase 1 (22 January 2019)[1]
Highest20 (2009 – 2010)
Lowest30 (2008)
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (first in 1932)
Best result3rd (1932
Pan American Games
Appearances14 (first in 1967)
Best result3rd (1967, 1987. 1991, 1995
Pan American Cup
Appearances5 (first in 2000)
Best result2nd (2009
United States men's national field hockey team
Medal record
Olympics
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Los Angeles Team

The United States men's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The governing body is the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA), which is a US Olympic Committee organization.[2][3]

The team won Bronze at the 1932 Summer Olympics, and has had success in the Pan American Games and Pan American Cup.

Field hockey is not a major sport at college level in the United States, so the men's team does not have as much experience as most other international teams. The sport is largely thought of as a women’s game in the United States; field hockey has historically been used as a “Title IX” sport to offset the large number of men who play college football, and as such, colleges have typically only sponsored women's field hockey teams. The players on the national team play overseas in European and Australian leagues.

History[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

In their first Olympics in 1932, team USA hosted India and Japan. With only 3 teams in the tournament, the U.S. lost both their games and finished 3rd for the Bronze medal.

The team was again the host nation for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. During group stages they lost to Australia 2-1. In the 9th-12th place playoff the US lost to Kenya in sudden death penalty strokes 6-5 after 1-1 regulation and then lost 11th/12th place game to Malaysia 9-8 in sudden death penalty strokes after 3-3 tie in regulation. The team finished last in tournament play.

In Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, again held in the USA, the squad finished last again.

FIH Hockey World Cup[edit]

The USA team has not qualified for an outdoor World Cup. However, the team has competed twice for the indoor World Cup, most recently in 2011.

FIH Hockey World League[edit]

In 2016, the USMNT competed in FIH Hockey World League Round 1 in Salamanca, Mexico. The U.S. Men's National Team put in a dominant performance to finish undefeated and as FIH Hockey World League Round 1 champions to secure a spot at FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in March 2017. The 6-1 win over Barbados added to USA's 33 goals while only allowing 2 over the 4 match tournament. Going into the final, the USMNT was familiar with their opponent as they had played Barbados in the first game and came out on top with a 3-1 victory. With the roster that was representing the USA, the squad kept developing their play throughout the week culminating in a dominant performance in the final. USA finished third in Round 2 and didn't make it to the Semifinal Round of the 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League.

Pan American Cup[edit]

The U.S. missed out on the final of the 2009 Men's Pan American Cup from a missed penalty stroke in normal time. Had the penalty been converted the team would have won the final vs Canada for direct qualification to the World Cup. As it was, they lost in OT on a golden goal and Canada went to the 2010 World Cup in India.

Pan American Games[edit]

Finishing 5th at the 2015 Pan American Games, the USMNT missed out on openly qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Tournament history[edit]

Summer Olympics

FIH Hockey World League

Pan American Cup

Pan American Games

Indoor Hockey World Cup

Current squad[edit]

The following athletes are on the current 2017 USMNT:

  • Michael Barminski (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Tom Barratt (Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Sean Cicchi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
  • Mohan Gandhi (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Alex Grassi (Brookeville, Md.)
  • Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • William Holt (Camarillo, Calif.)
  • Aki Kaeppeler (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Brandon Karess (Allentown, Pa.) GK
  • Amardeep Khokhar (Valencia, Calif.)
  • Jonathan Klages (Berlin, Germany) GK
  • Adam Miller (Panama City, Fla.)
  • Johnny Orozco (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Paul Singh (Simi Valley, Calif.)
  • Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, Calif.)

The following athletes are on the 2017 USMNT Developmental Squad:

  • Kevin Barber (Camarillo, Calif.)
  • Grayson Javins (Paihia, New Zealand) GK
  • Kai Kokolakis (Wiesbaden, Germany)
  • Christen Linney (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Manny Martinez (Lakeside, Calif.)
  • Tom McCarthy (East Windson, Conn.)
  • George McGuigan (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Nick Molscan (Wanganui, New Zealand)
  • Nate O'Lari (Orange, Mass.) GK
  • Keeling Pilaro (Southampton, N.Y.)
  • Chris Rea (San Diego, Calif.) GK
  • Nick Richardson (Kent Hill, Maine)
  • Mortiz Runzi (Boston, Mass.)
  • Ruben van Dam (Valkenswaard, The Netherlands)
  • Andy Zayac (Hayward, Calif.) GK

The following athletes are on the 2017 US U-20 National Team:

  • Payton Breslow (Moorpark, Calif.
  • Alex Curtis (London, UK)
  • Christian Deangelis (Doylestown, Pa.)
  • Jack Gallucci (Trumbull, Conn.)
  • Zaid Hassan (Santa Clara, Calif.)
  • Vincent Heller (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Wander Hommes (Westlake Village, Calif.)
  • Graeme Jackson (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • Amar Khokar (Valencia, Calif.)
  • David Kristof (Darien, Conn.) GK
  • George McGuigen (DelMar, Calif.)
  • Alberto Montilla (Allen, Texas)
  • Ajit Parmar (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Keeling Pilaro (Southamption, N.Y.)
  • Garry Singh (Corona, Calif.)
  • Ryan Torigian (Simi Valley, Calif.) GK
  • Sahil Vig (Simi Valley, Calif.)
  • Maxwell Walshaw (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)

The following athletes are on the 2017 US U-18 National Team:

  • Owen Clobes (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Gerald Cutone (Reading, Mass.)
  • Rajen Gupta (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
  • Liam Hawley (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Colin Hennessey (Marlborough, Mass.)
  • Jatin Sharma (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Michael Mendoza (Monument, Colo.)
  • Ahren Quddus (Camarillo, Calif.)
  • Patrick Quinn (Doral, Fla.)
  • Dean Schiller (Alexandra, Va.)
  • Phil Schofield (Moorpark, Calif.) GK
  • Jugrai Shoker (Sunnyvale, Calif.)
  • Puneet Singh (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Cameron Spach (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Galvin Stuart (Old Saybrook, Calif.)
  • Damien Tarala (Hong Kong, China)
  • Spencer Walshaw (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Samuel Zuzick (Moorpark, Calif.)

The following athletes are on the 2017 US U-15 National Team:

  • Leo Baumgardner (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Corey Dykema (Newport News, Calif.)
  • Brett Eisner (Lafayette, Calif.)
  • Mehtab Grewal (Somis, Calif.)
  • Jack Hawley (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Gurcharan Johal (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • Wyatt Katz (Santa Rose Valley, Calif.)
  • Tyler Kim (Fredericksburg, Va.)
  • Namit Mangat (Glendale, Ariz.)
  • Rafael Martell (Miami, Fla.)
  • Noah Mendoza (Santa Rose Valley, Calif.)
  • Noah Reynolds (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • Amar Singh (Santa Clara, Calif.)
  • Russell Smith (Camarillo, Calif.)
  • Matthew Wong (Alamo, Calif.)
  • Ike Wood (Manlius, N.Y.)

Head Coach: Rutger Wiese (2017)

Associate Head Coach: Brian Scheldorn (2017)

Video Analysts & Team Manager: Chris Pothier (2017)

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Brett Kahanowitch (2017)

Special Consultant: Steve Danielson (2017)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings January 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.

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